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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2024
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 17, 2024

Here is our guide to choosing the right debt collection agency for your business needs. We break down our best picks and explain legal considerations, risks, and rewards.

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The Best Payroll Services for One Employee
By Max Freedman | May 17, 2024

We studied dozens of vendors to help you find the best payroll services for one employee based on pricing, employee benefits inclusion and more.

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Cheapest Credit Card Processors
By Steven Melendez | May 17, 2024

A review of the most affordable credit card processing options for your small business.

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The Best POS Systems for Restaurants in 2024
By Max Freedman | May 15, 2024

Some POS systems are better cut out for restaurants than others. These are our top POS picks for restaurants.

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The Best Accounting Software Services for Restaurants in 2024
By Max Freedman | May 15, 2024

The best restaurant accounting software streamlines stock ordering, expense management, financial reporting, and other key monetary needs and decisions.

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The Best Credit Card Processing Companies for Restaurants in 2024
By Tom Anziano | May 15, 2024

Find out what credit card processor will best help your restaurant accept payments for the lowest price.

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The Best POS Systems for Retail Businesses
By Shayna Waltower | May 15, 2024

Every POS system offers something different from the next. We’ll help you find the best one for your retail business.

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The Best POS Systems for Coffee Shops in 2024
By Tom Anziano | May 15, 2024

Find out which POS system will help turn your coffee shop into a local hotspot.

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The Best Accounting Software Services for Self-Employed and Freelancers in 2024
By Max Freedman | May 15, 2024

The best accounting software for self-employed and freelance users are excellent for invoicing, quarterly tax payments, expense management or all three.

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The Best POS Systems for Bars
By Nicole Fallon | May 15, 2024

For bars that need a point-of-sale (POS) system tailored to their business needs, here are five solid POS options on the market.

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The Best Accounting Software Services for Contractors in 2024
By Max Freedman | May 15, 2024

Contractors need to convert estimates to invoices, manage supply levels and track labor hours. Accounting software for contractors achieves this and more.

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The Best Payroll Services for Restaurants in 2024
By Tom Anziano | May 15, 2024

Read our guide to finding the best payroll service for your restaurant.

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The Best POS Systems for Convenience Stores in 2024
By Tom Anziano | May 15, 2024

See how the top POS systems stack up to decide which one is best for your convenience store.

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The Best Payroll Services for Contractors
By Nicole Fallon | May 15, 2024

Businesses that pay independent contractors face unique payroll challenges. Learn about payroll services with features that make paying contractors easier.

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The Best POS Systems for Grocery Stores
By Max Freedman | May 15, 2024

Grocery stores need to accept EBT payments, scan bar codes and manage inventory. The best grocery store POS systems power all these functions.

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The Best Accounting Software for Multiple Businesses in 2024
By Max Freedman | May 15, 2024

To help you choose the best accounting software for multiple businesses, we researched and tested dozens of options.

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The 5 Best Accounting Software Choices for E-commerce Businesses: Our Top Picks for 2024
By Mike Berner | May 15, 2024

The right accounting software helps e-commerce sellers with tax preparation, inventory management, invoicing and more. Here are the best services for 2024.

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Intuit QuickBooks Online Review
By Max Freedman | April 22, 2024

Through researching and testing QuickBooks Online, we decided that it deserves its reputation as the leading accounting software platform.

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Xero Accounting Software Review and Pricing Plans
By Max Freedman | April 16, 2024

Based on our accounting software research, Xero is the best platform for tracking and paying bills. Read our review to learn why.

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Wave Financial Review
By Simone Johnson | April 16, 2024

Wave is free, cloud-based accounting software that is viable for freelancers and businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

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Neat Review
By Max Freedman | April 16, 2024

Neat offers numerous ways to upload and organize accounts payable documents, plus its reports are highly customizable, filterable, clean and legible.

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Plooto Review
By Max Freedman | April 16, 2024

Plooto is our top accounting software pick for automating accounts payable. Read our review to learn why it’s a great supplement to Xero and QuickBooks.

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Helcim Review
By Elsier Otachi | April 11, 2024

Helcim is the best credit card processor for established small businesses because of its transparent rates and rate-lock guarantee.

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How to Accept Credit Cards
By Adam Uzialko | April 11, 2024

It's critical for your small business to add credit card functionality to your payment operations. Learn how to begin accepting credit and debit cards.

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Credit Card Machines: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
By Jennifer Dublino | April 11, 2024

Accepting credit cards for your small business starts with the right credit card machine. Countertop, mobile and virtual options make for flexibility.

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Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Max Freedman | April 11, 2024

Learn all about the distinction between a payment gateway and a payment processor and which types of business need which type of infrastructure.

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Net vs. Gross Income
By Dock David Treece | April 10, 2024

This guide explains the difference between net income and gross income, and which is useful when in your business accounting.

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What is a Merchant Cash Advance?
By Jamie Johnson | March 25, 2024

Merchant cash advances are a useful funding tool if your business is struggling with cash flow, but they can be costly.

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Bank Feeds for QuickBooks Online
By Trish Petak | March 25, 2024

Learn how to connect your bank account to QuickBooks Online and use bank feeds so you can report and reconcile transactions more efficiently.

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Sage 50 Accounting Review
By Max Freedman | March 19, 2024

Sage Accounting is our top accounting software pick for basic features. Read our review to learn why Sage Accounting is ideal for just the fundamentals.